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- The University of Queensland
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- early modern, witchcraft, devil, England, sixteenth-century, seventeenth-century, ghosts
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- About Me
I am a historian of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England working on witchcraft, the Devil, ghosts, popular print and histories of emotion. I am based at the University of Queensland.
My book Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotion in Early Modern England was published by Routledge in 2017.
I am currently working on a new book on early modern English ghost beliefs and the links between ghost beliefs, emotional experience and religious change.
- Recent Publications
Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England, London: Routledge, 2017.
ed. A Cultural History of Magic: Volume Three, The Early Modern Age, London: Bloosmbury Academic, under contract.
ed. Spellbound: Magic, Sorcery, Witchcraft Exhibition Catalogue, Brisbane: The University of Queensland Art Museum, realised in Feb. 2019 to coincide with exhibition of the same name.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
‘Male Witches and Familiar Spirits in Early Modern England’ under review with The Historical Journal, submitted May 2018.
‘Dangers of the Night: The Witch, The Devil and the Nightmare in Early Modern England’ accepted by Preternature for publication volume 7.2 in 2018.
‘Over-Familiar Spirits: Seventeenth Century English Witches and Their Devils’ in Emotions in the History of Witchcraft, ed. Laura Kounine and Michael Ostling (London: Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions, 2017), 173-189.
‘Familiars’ in Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall (London: Routledge, 2017), 340-343.
‘Church and Parish Records’ in Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, ed. Susan Broomhall (London: Routledge, 2017), 115-118.
‘Rebecca West’s Demonic Marriage: Exploring Emotions, Ritual and Women’s Agency in Seventeenth-Century England,’ Women’s History, Spring (2016): 4-11.
‘Sleeping with Devils: The Sexual Witch in Seventeenth-Century England’ in Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England, ed. Victoria Bladen and Marcus Harmes (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), 207-231.
‘The Witchcraft Confederacy’ in A World Enchanted: Magic and the Margins: Essays in Honour of Charles Zika, ed. Michael Pickering and Julie Davies (Parkville: Melbourne Historical Journal Collective, 2014), 115-156.
‘Witchcraft and Deviant Sexuality: A Case Study of Dr Lambe’ in The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, ed. Marcus Harmes, Lindsay Henderson, Barbara Harmes and Amy Antonio (Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland, 2012), 51-62.
‘The Witch’s Familiar in Sixteenth-Century England,’ Melbourne Historical Journal 38 (2010): 119-136.
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Religion, Women